Thomas Osborne Gupton, age 100, of Cunningham, KY passed away at 12:05 pm on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his residence.
Mr. Gupton had an unwavering love for his family and enjoyed being with them and spending quality time with them. He also had a love for his community which was evident by his service to the Cunningham Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Cunningham Community Center and in his visits to the hospital and funeral home. Mr. Gupton was an active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and had a fondness for his Young at Heart group and his Sunday school class. His passion, though, was playing Rook and dominos, and he was a founding member of the Rook Barn. Mr. Gupton’s professional career was spent as a farmer and worked construction in his early years. He later worked for the Carlisle County Road Department and retired from the Kentucky State Highway Road Department. After retirement, he worked part time for Hays Well Drilling. Mr Gupton served his community as Carlisle County Sheriff from 1970-1974 and as Cunningham Magistrate from 1978-1982.
Mr. Gupton is survived by his daughter, Joyce Hays and husband Walter; his son-in-law, Buck O’Donley; his daughter-in-law, Pat Gupton; eight grandchildren, Pam Key, Trava Smithson and husband Todd, Necia O’Donley, Kevin Gupton, Lori Belt and husband Brian, Vanessa Myers and husband Keith, Leah Ann McDorman and husband Kevin and Steven Gupton and wife Beth; six great-grandchildren, Clayton Key and wife Andrea, Torey Goldsmith and husband Jon Derek, Karley Byrd and husband Jesse, Andrew Kuhnt, Isabella Myers and Dax Gupton; and two great-great-grandchildren, Caroline Goldsmith and Lillian Key.
Mr. Gupton was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Gracie Wells Gupton; his parents, Herbert C. and Mary Thomas Gupton; two sons, Dale Gupton and Jerry Gupton; one daughter, Freda O’Donley; one great-grandchild, Kenton Lee Key; three sisters and two brothers.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, March 20, 2017 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Bardwell with Rev. Bill Mason and Rev. Tommy Tucker officiating. Burial will follow at Cunningham Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Bardwell.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Lourdes Hospice, 911 Joe Clifton Dr., Paducah, KY 42001.
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